Millwall’s third game of the season sees them face the best performing side in the league currently, as they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Den this Saturday. After the opening two games of the season, the Lions sit up in ninth, which Neil Harris will be pleased with but will want his side to build on their previous results. Sheffield Wednesday meanwhile have made a perfect start to the new season, with them taking two wins from two placing them at the top of the table. The last time these sides met at the Den, the two finished level pegging in a 0-0 draw.
We all know that The Den is a hard place for teams to visit and Millwall and Neil Harris will once again want to make their home ground the fortress it has a reputation for. The Lions have taken four points from their opening two games, a return supporters will be satisfied with. Preston North End were the first side to face Millwall and after 90 minutes the Lions clinched their first win of the season, winning 1-0. The London side then extended their unbeaten start in the following game against West Brom, who they impressively took a 1-1 from.
Lee Bullen will have little complaints about his side’s start to the new season, with them sitting at the top of the table after making a perfect start. From their opening two games the Owls have secured six points, scoring five goals in the process whilst conceding just one. The opening game of the season saw them pick up a 3-1 win against Reading, despite losing a player to a red card. Next up, the Owls faced Barnsley in a Yorkshire derby and came out on top as 2-0 winners.
Matt Smith saved his side from their first loss of the season last time out against West Brom after joining the action from the bench, so we may see the striker get a start this weekend. Jed Wallace has started the season in strong form, with the winger already adding a goal to his tally and will remain out on the left against Sheffield Wednesday. Neil Harris has a fully fit squad to select his starting XI from.
After their perfect start to the season, Sheffield Wednesday have no reason to change from their preferred 4-3-3 formation which has worked well so far. All five of their goals this season have come from different players in Jacob Murphy, Steven Fletcher, Kadeem Harris, Sam Hutchinson and Lucas Joao. Joao bagged his first goal of the season after joining from the bench and could get himself a start on Saturday. Lee Bullen will be without Keiren Westwood once again after the keeper was sent off against Reading.
Sheffield Wednesday arrive at The Den as the slight underdogs despite their perfect start to the season. You can find odds for Sheffield to win priced around 3.00, while Millwall sit at 2.50. We fancy this fixture to end in a draw with both sides in fairly good form, and Millwall always hard to beat whilst at home. We expect both sides to get themselves on the scoresheet with them showing good form in front of goal in their opening two games of the season.